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A 12-year-old Yemeni girl is forced to marry and bleeds to death following sexual intercourse, three days later.
The Daily Beast’s first Women in the World Summit played stuck to lowest-common denominator issues, and avoided the “scary” and “controversial” (read: political) realities of women’s lives.
Looks like the US is once again living up to it’s Puritan roots.
At the recent Commission on Population and Development, for the first time in eight years, the US was front and center advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.
Religion can be a positive force pointing us toward concern for out fellow human beings and respect for all people and the planet. It can also be a scourge upon the land. Examples of both types abound.
At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.
Last week, 1,600 women from all over Latin America came together to ask President Obama to ensure the implementation of the Cairo Program of Action.
Brave women and men at the Commission on Population and Development reminded governments that 15 years ago 179 nations committed to making the health and rights of women and young people central to global family planning policies.
While the final Commission on Population and Development Resolution presented some problematic language regarding adolescents, it spoke out strongly for women’s reproductive freedom.